Wolf River Ranch
The 2008 St. Jude Dream Home hails from Collierville this year, in the Wolf River Ranch subdivision. Built by Southern Serenity Homes, the Dream Home is valued at $559,900.
For $100, ticket holders are entered into the giveaway contest, with prizes ranging from electronics, art, jewelry, and movie passes for a year to a 2008 Honda Civic LX from Wolfchase Honda (for early birds who reserve tickets by May 1st). Oh, and don't forget about the Dream Home itself: One lucky winner will get the keys to the 4,200-square-foot house, on Sunday, June 22nd. Proceeds benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Right off Wolf River Boulevard in Collierville, Wolf River Ranch is a luxury development featuring homes with premium landscaping, irrigation systems, architectural shingles, large rear patios, custom lighting packages, granite countertops in the kitchen, baths, and wet bars, and nine-foot ceilings upstairs and down.
For Dream Home tickets, call (800) 224-6681; visit Samuels Furniture & Interiors, Regions Bank, or Crye-Leike Realtors; or go to stjudedreamhome.org.
The future of Collierville living looks a lot like it did in the past with the proposed development Washington Gates. A Boyle Investment Co. venture, the infill will be just a holler away from the town's square, with an architectural style meant to blend with the neighborhood's historic homes and buildings.
On a plot of land north of Washington Street, east of Mt. Pleasant Road, and two blocks south of Poplar Avenue, 16 houses will go in. Prospective residents can trot over to Mensi's Dairy Bar or the Silver Caboose for a meal, grab a cup of caffeine at Square Beans Coffee, and then mosey back home sporting some fresh kicks from Hewlett & Dunn Jean & Boot Barn. Or maybe that's just how I'd do it. Hearthstone
One of Collierville's great promises is its proximity to country living, both geographically and as a state of mind. The Hearthstone development — situated south of Bill Morris Parkway, off of Sycamore Road near East Shelby Drive — fits the mold perfectly. There, you can feel miles away from city life without having to sacrifice easy access to amenities such as schools (Sycamore Elementary is right around the corner), shopping and dining (the Avenue Carriage Crossing is a short drive away), and, well, everything else (Bill Morris can get you anywhere). Hearthstone homes start at $429,900, and the neighborhood features lots of green space and common areas. The Village at Schilling Farms
The Village at Schilling Farms
New Collierville residential isn't just about houses; there's also premium condominium living. With the Village at Schilling Farms, the Kemmons Wilson Company has built 58 ranch-style condos with two- and three-bedroom floor plans.
These one-story homes are great for empty-nesters or residents who prefer not to have to maintain exterior spaces or landscaping.
Homes are modeled with energy efficiency and security in mind, and they have an attached two-car garage and either a patio or a sunroom. Homes start in the $220,000s. ■